Tityus (Greek Τιτυός ) In Greek mythology, a Earthborn giant of the island of Euboea, a son of Gaia, in another version, a son of Zeus and Elara. Thus, Zeus hid Elara, after he had impregnated her, before his jealous wife Hera in the Earth ( Gaia). At the birth of the giant child's mother died.

When the giant met the lovely Leto, he tried to rape her. Leto called for help, and her children Apollo and Artemis stretched Tityus with their arrows down. As punishment for the crime he was banished to Tartarus, where previously two vultures feed on its always renewable liver and heart. He is with Sisyphus and Tantalus one of the three great sinners in Greek mythology.